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Tenure Track Faculty - Director of Orchestral Studies

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 26, 2023

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Tenure Track Faculty - Director of Orchestral Studies & Opera

Job No: 533239
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Fine/Performing Arts, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

COLLEGE: Arts & Letters

DEPARTMENT: School of Music

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Opera Theatre


The Sacramento State School of Music is a tightly knit community of experienced, accomplished, and passionate teachers, performers, conductors, composers, scholars, and support staff. Its students receive a comprehensive and rigorous music education while enjoying the many benefits of studying in a major liberal arts institution.

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This is a full-time, tenure-track position in Orchestral Studies and Opera Theatre beginning in August 2024. The successful candidate will serve a highly diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students as a progressive, inclusive, and creative educator, leading the University Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre, and teaching and mentoring graduate students in orchestral conducting. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of inclusive programming and will be responsive to the needs of diverse learners.

The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $74,642. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Additional courses in musicianship, theory, or music history will be assigned according to the candidate's qualifications and the needs of the School of Music.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a significant track record as a professional conductor and as a teacher/orchestra director at the collegiate level.
  • Other duties will include organizing on-campus concerts; traveling to regional festivals and conferences; recruiting both students and potential colleagues from diverse backgrounds; and serving in various faculty roles including committee assignments.
  • Successful applicants will demonstrate competence in creating inclusive learning environments and actively engaging the campus and Sacramento communities.
  • Individuals committed to serving students from historically underrepresented backgrounds such as women, first-generation college students, BIPOC students, students with disabilities, and students with intersectional identities, through teaching, mentoring, service, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Master's Degree and at least three years' experience conducting college orchestras and at least three years' experience conducting professional orchestras.
  • Demonstrated success as an opera conductor at the university and professional level.
  • Demonstrated success teaching in classroom settings at the college level.
  • Experience teaching graduate students in conducting.

  • Additional high level mentored training as a conductor in the academy or beyond.
  • Evidence of strong interest and experience in student recruitment, community outreach, leadership in youth music education.
  • Experience and interest in conducting new music.
  • Potential to serve successfully on Sacramento State School of Music committees.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population and to embrace cultural diversity in his/her/their work.


Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023; position remains open until filled. Applicant materials must include:

1) a letter of interest indicating Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Orchestral Studies and Opera Theatre;

2) a detailed curriculum vitae listing qualifications and teaching experience;

3) a diversity statement;

4) sample syllabi;

5) portfolio with links to audio and/or video performances;

6) unofficial transcripts of highest degree

7) the names, titles, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.


The Sacramento State School of Music supports and strives to fulfill Sacramento State's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to ensuring that our campus is a welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Applicants should demonstrate through their service, teaching, and scholarship a commitment to serving women, first-generation college students, socially marginalized groups, and students with intersectional ethnic and gender identities. We seek a colleague who shows increasing competence in creating inclusive learning environments, actively engaging the campus and Sacramento communities, and participating in cross-disciplinary work. We are committed to diversifying our faculty and encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups in higher education. For more information on our values and commitments, please read our Inclusive Excellence Statement and Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan at, as well as our Anchor University Initiative at

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Affirmative Action Plan:

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">learning and student success;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">justice, diversity, equity and inclusion;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">resource development and sustainability;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated community engagement, and" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Advertised: October 26, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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